Daily Archives: March 3, 2020

2020-03-03: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-03-03). Five members of neo-Nazi Atomwaffen Division arrested for targeting US journalists. wsws.org Although the Department of Justice refused to identify them as neo-Nazis, five members of fascist Atomwaffen Division were arrested and charged on February 26 with conspiracy involving harassment and "swatting" of journalists and political opponents.

Zoe Kunstenaar (2020-03-03). Day of Protest: 300 At Chase in Santa Cruz. indybay.org Five Arrested and Bank Closed in Extinction Rebellion Protest…

Ilana Novick (2020-03-02). Los Angeles D.A.'s Husband Pulls Gun on Black Lives Matter Protesters. truthdig.com "You were supposed to meet with us six months ago," an activist

Fight Back (2020-03-02). Klobuchar rally canceled, rally to free Myon Burrell takes center stage. fightbacknews.org St. Louis Park, MN – Amy Klobuchar supporters couldn't fill the gymnasium, March 1, at Saint Louis Park High School, even with the help of some 250 protesters demanding freedom for Myon Burrell, an innocent Black teen she sent to prison for life when she was the county district attorney. Myon Burrell's family, the Racial Justice Network, Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar, Communities United Against Police Brutality, and Black Lives Matter Minnesota called for community members to mobilize to protest at the Klobuchar rally, two days before the primary vo…

Bill Boyarsky (2020-03-02). Time for a Referendum on America's Criminal Injustice System. truthdig.com Prosecutors like to say they are engaged in a search for justice. Many are. But while reporting on criminal courts in California over the years, I've seen too many doing the opposite. | As a young reporter in Oakland, I watched how white prosecutors, judges and cops convicted and sentenced many young African American men, who were treated as targets by city law enforcement. That's where I began to understand that what was portrayed as the criminal justice system often was really a system engaged in criminal injustice. | Decades of such persecution resulted in protests during the 1960s, mainly by the Black Panther…

Staff (2020-02-26). Bernie Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Billionaire Tom Steyer Draws Votes from Joe Biden. democracynow.org Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate comes just four days before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary — and one week before more than a dozen states vote on Super Tuesday. Billionaire Tom Steyer has poured money into outreach to African-American voters, who make up more than half of South Carolina's Democratic electorate. He may help front-runner Bernie Sanders build an insurmountable delegate lead. A new Reuters poll shows Senator Sanders has overtaken former Vice President Joe Biden in support among African Americans. We speak with three guests in South Carolina: Kevin Alexander Gray, a l…

Fight Back (2020-02-26). USF students rally against racist administration. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – On February 25, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a Black Students Matter rally on campus to bring attention to the racist admissions practices that the administration at the University of South Florida (USF) engages in. | Enrollment of Black students at USF has been declining for years and the percent of Black students at USF was the lowest it's been in the past decade last semester (fall 2019), at 9.4%. This is especially alarming considering that in the Tampa Bay area, where USF is located, Black people comprise 24% of the population. | "We understand how schools like USF parta…

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Five members of neo-Nazi Atomwaffen Division arrested for targeting US journalists
wsws.org | 2020-03-03
Although the Department of Justice refused to identify them as neo-Nazis, five members of fascist Atomwaffen Division were arrested and charged on February 26 with conspiracy involving harassment and "swatting" of journalists and political opponents.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/03/nazi…

Day of Protest: 300 At Chase in Santa Cruz
Zoe Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-03-03
Five Arrested and Bank Closed in Extinction Rebellion Protest…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/29/18831185.php

Time for a Referendum on America's Criminal Injustice System
Bill Boyarsky | truthdig.com | 2020-03-02
Prosecutors like to say they are engaged in a search for justice. Many are. But while reporting on criminal courts in California over the years, I've seen too many doing the opposite. | As a young reporter in Oakland, I watched how white prosecutors, judges and cops convicted and sentenced many young African American men, who were treated as targets by city law enforcement. That's where I began to understand that what was portrayed as the criminal justice system often was really a system engaged in criminal injustice. | Decades of such persecution resulted in protests during the 1960s, mainly by the Black Panther…
truthdig.com/articles/time-for-a-referendum-on-americas-criminal-injustice-system/

Klobuchar rally canceled, rally to free Myon Burrell takes center stage
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-02
St. Louis Park, MN – Amy Klobuchar supporters couldn't fill the gymnasium, March 1, at Saint Louis Park High School, even with the help of some 250 protesters demanding freedom for Myon Burrell, an innocent Black teen she sent to prison for life when she was the county district attorney. Myon Burrell's family, the Racial Justice Network, Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar, Communities United Against Police Brutality, and Black Lives Matter Minnesota called for community members to mobilize to protest at the Klobuchar rally, two days before the primary vo…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/3/2/klobuchar…

Los Angeles D.A.'s Husband Pulls Gun on Black Lives Matter Protesters
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2020-03-02
"You were supposed to meet with us six months ago," an activist shouted at Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey during a Jan. 29 debate. He wasn't the only one yelling. Multiple protesters came to confront Lacey about the more than 500 police shootings that have taken place during her seven-year tenure. They were angry about Lacey's constantly delayed promises to m…
truthdig.com/articles/los-angeles-d-a-s-husband-pulls-gun-on-black-lives-matter-protesters/

USF students rally against racist administration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-26
Tampa, FL – On February 25, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a Black Students Matter rally on campus to bring attention to the racist admissions practices that the administration at the University of South Florida (USF) engages in. | Enrollment of Black students at USF has been declining for years and the percent of Black students at USF was the lowest it's been in the past decade last semester (fall 2019), at 9.4%. This is especially alarming considering that in the Tampa Bay area, where USF is located, Black people comprise 24% of the population. | "We understand how schools like USF parta…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/26/usf-stud…

Bernie Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Billionaire Tom Steyer Draws Votes from Joe Biden
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-26
Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate comes just four days before South Carolina's first-in-the-South primary